Classic Elite Yarns



Issue 289 – Breezy Bias Cowl in Solstice

I first met Solstice when I joined a few CEY ladies for a Lodi knit-a-long. While picking the buttons for my Lodi, I fell in love with a set of one-of-a-kind glass buttons. They weren't quite right for my cardigan, so I added a few more hanks of Solstice to my stash and got the buttons anyway, knowing they'd be perfect for something someday. And that's how my Breezy Bias Cowl came to be – I wanted a long cowl that buttoned, was knit on the bias and had contrasting lace stripes to match the buttons. Ta-da!

Meg Myers

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(file size: 770 KB; published April 23, 2013)

The Yarn

70% organic cotton, 30% merino wool

Part of the CEY Verde Collection of eco-friendly yarns, Solstice is a blend of organically-grown cotton and soft merino wool. Combining organic cotton and merino allows Solstice to make use of the best qualities of each. The cotton component keeps the stitches crisp and clear, provides structure, and allows the finished garment to breathe. Super soft merino wool adds warmth, drape, and helps pieces hold their shape.

Also in Solstice

One of the exceptions to my don't buy yarn without a project in mind rule is Solstice. With a bag or three in my stash, I was thrilled when Solstice appeared in not just one, but two of our new pattern booklets.

The new dedicated pattern booklet is Boardwalk. Pictured on the left are Rising Sun, a sleeveless top with mock turtleneck designed by Tabetha Hedrick, and Midday, a zippered cardigan with a relaxed fit designed by Jill Wright. (Both are on the cover of Boardwalk, modeled by best friends and also designed by another pair of best friends – how cool is that!?). Center is Daydream by Deb Newton, a colorblock, deep V-neck pullover with half sleeves. On the right is Promenade, a body hugging tunic with surplice bodice and mesh stitch body designed by Laura Zukaite.

Year Round is the second booklet to feature Solstice. The sweaters in this booklet are designed for year round wear, knit in wool/cotton blends and styled for both warm and cool temperatures in season-spanning colors.

Anne (modeled in gold) is a raglan cardigan with an A-line silhouette that can be worn open or closed. Diana (modeled in blue) is a drop shoulder pullover adorned with columns of leaf lace and subtle scalloped hem. You may recognize the duo from the back cover of the most recent issue of knit.wear.

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